Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops

The perfect blend of sweet and savory with all the grilled flavors of summer!

4 pork chops

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari

1/2 pineapple

1 pinch ground black pepper

1 onion, sliced thick

1 tsp olive oil

  1. Slice the pineapple into rings, reserving any extra pineapple juice.
  2. In a large ziploc, mix together the pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder to create a marinade for the pork chops.
  3. Place the pork chops into the marinade and set in the fridge overnight, or for at least 3 hours.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill on medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  5. While the grill is heating saute the thick strips of onion in olive oil until caramelized.
  6. Remove chops from marinade and grill until browned and cooked through, about 5 to 8 minutes on each side.
  7. Brush several times with leftover marinade to cook down on the surface of the meat.
  8. While the meat is grilling place the pineapple rings on the grill for 1 to 2 minutes, just enough time to get slight char marks.
  9. Serve warm with the pineapple rings and sauteed onion strips on top of the pork chops.

Check out our favorite local, sustainable pork here at the Davis Food Co-op, Rancho Llano Seco!

Recipe developed by staff member, Rheanna Smith. Rheanna has a background in nutrition and food science, and along with working in many departments here at the Davis Food Co-op she actively runs a food blog containing healthy recipes and nutrition tips. Keep an eye on our Co-op blog to see some of her recipes and give her Instagram account a follow for additional health tips and ideas, @rheannnabanana.


Yield: 4 servings